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Luminara Unduli

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Luminara Unduli

Real Name: Luminara Unduli

First Appearance: Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

Powers: Powerful Jedi Master capable of going toe-to-toe with just about anyone.

Affiliation: Jedi Order

Enemies: Separatists, Empire

Love Interests: N/A

Did You Know: Once thought to have died after Order 66, Luminara Unduli actually survived the massacre.

A Little History

Born to the planet Mirial, Luminara Unduli took on the soon-to-be treacherous padawan, Barriss Offee. Offee was anointed to Unduli due to the traditions of their homeworld. It was told that on Mirial, Jedi Masters were only to take on Padawans from Mirial.

As the Clone Wars escalated so to did the involvement of Luminara Unduli in it. In fact, during the assault on Geonosis, it was Unduli, along with Mace Windu and a force of over 200 Jedi that were sent to rescue the apprehended Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, and Skywalker’s unknown love, Senator Padmé Amidala. The ensuing battle was short but costly as many of the Jedi fell to the Separatist forces.

Throughout the remainder of the Clone Wars, Luminara Unduli became a prized member of the Jedi Council. Not only was she one of the most trusted and respected members, but she was sent on the most important of missions. These included the attack on Poggle The Lesser, the apprehension of Viceroy Nute Gunray, and a battle with the ever so dangerous Asajj Ventress.

At the conclusion of the Clone Wars and after the issue of Order 66, Luminara was perceived to have been killed along with most other Jedi. Contrary to perception, she survived the Order but was taken into custody by the Empire. Eventually, like her fallen compatriots, Luminara Unduli was killed and used as a way in which to lure the remaining Jedi out of hiding. That is, they used her corpse as a way to trick the Jedi into believing she was alive and needed rescuing.

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